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Four more teenagers charged accused of being involved in early March fatal shooting in Des Moines, police

Des Moines, Iowa – A 15-year-old boy was shot to death in the March 7 drive-by shooting that took place in Des Moines, multiple sources reported.

The initial investigation had led the authorities to the arrest of six people accused for the fatal shooting that left one dead. More than three weeks after the incident, the authorities said they arrested four more teenagers believed to have been involved in the incident.

The shooting incident was fatal for the 15-year-old Jose David Lopez who was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other girls were also shot, but they survived the incident. They were taken to hospital for treatment following the shooting that day.

The six suspects already arrested earlier this month were charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The four teenagers are arrested now will face the same charges.

The shooting happened along the edge of the East High School campus, near downtown Des Moines.

Investigators made the latest arrests after reviewing surveillance videos and interviewing suspects and their acquaintances.

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